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Behavioral Health Court

Internship Opportunities

835 Castro St.
Martinez, CA 94553

Placement Openings

We are accepting 3 MFT advanced level trainees, postgraduate interns or postdoctoral interns.

  • Required days: Monday 9-6pm, Thursday 8-5pm, 3rd Wednesday of the month 9-12pm for countywide intern trainings
  • 20-24 hours per week minimum commitment. 40 hrs. preferred
  • Placement begins Fall 2014
  • Includes opportunities for individual therapy, group therapy co-facilitation, comprehensive weekly clinical case conference, pre-court conference, treatment court, treatment planning, crisis intervention, forensic training and experience, detention access or interviewing inmates, assessment, coordination with psychiatrists, other treatment providers and visits to a variety of county and private providers.

Program Description

The Behavioral Health Court (BHC) is a program for chronically mentally ill individuals with co-occurring disorders who have opted in to BHC rather than serve jail or prison time. The BHC has been in operation for approximately five years and has the capacity to serve between 20 and 30 clients. The four phase program is a two year probationary treatment program based on a FACT model designed to treat mental illness, substance addiction and abuse and criminal behaviors and lifestyle. The BHC provides intensive clinical case management, monitoring and supervision. Clients receive coaching in mental illness symptom management, medication management, health management, daily living skills, problem solving, social skills, responsibility and accountability. The BHC assists with family reunification, independent living, development and promotion of individual strengths, skills, purpose in life.

Interns will have the opportunity to participate as a member of the treatment team, assist with community linkage, daily case management. Weekly individual supervision, group supervision, monthly county training provided.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume with 3 references to by 4/1/14:
Martha P. Wilson, Ph.D., Team Leader
Behavioral Health Court
835 Castro St., Martinez, CA 94553
925-646-1155 fax